Will Bill jump in or sit back?

As free agency begins, the Patriots' strategy is anyone's guess

Updated: March 13, 2012, 2:44 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Similar to a Sunday afternoon in which a game plan comes to life on the field, the Patriots' strategy for improving the team could start to come into focus Tuesday around 4 p.m. ET. That is when free agency begins.

That is also where this week's Patriots mailbag begins.

There is a lot of free-agency chatter this week, and it will be interesting to see what areas Bill Belichick will target. Does he spend big? Or is he more conservative?

The Patriots have gone both routes ...

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